America's Got Talent: Rapper Granny G Strips Down, Top 48 Revealed

Wednesday marked the third straight night of Las Vegas week on America's Got Talent . It was also the last chance for contestants to impress judges Howard Stern , Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel before control of the competition was handed over to the voters. The third segment of Vegas week featured the stand-by acts who really needed to prove they deserved one of the final spots. While some stepped up their game enough to continue, there was one contestant that definitely stood out, for better or worse.

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' dips but still leads Wednesday, 'So You Think You Can Dance' also down

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, June 27, 2012"America's Got Talent" fell a bit from its numbers on Tuesday, but the two-hour reveal of the show's semifinalists carried NBC to an across-the-board ratings win for the night. "So You Think You Can Dance" took a hit for FOX, declining from last week's ratings as it faced "AGT" head-to-head at 9 o'clock.NBC drew 9.3 million viewers and a 5.7 rating/10 share in households for the night. FOX (5.6 million, 3.3/6) edged CBS (5.5 million, 3.7/6) for second place. ABC came in fourth with 3.8 million viewers and a 2.5/4, while The CW's repeats delivered about 660,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.NBC's 2.5 rating among adults 18-49 was half a point better than FOX's 2.0. ABC and CBS tied for third at 1.1, and The CW trailed with a 0.3....

'America's Got Talent' Top 48 semifinalists revealed

"America's Got Talent" aired the third episode of its Las Vegas week, where judges Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel narrowed down the 100+ acts they put through to Vegas to the Top 48 semifinalists. The third segment of Vegas week featured the stand-by acts, some of which really stepped up their game. Stand-outs for us included Donovan Jones and Becky Peache on the aerial rope, dancer Lindsey Norton and magic act Jarrett & Raja. The complete list of the Top 48 are (we're actually missing one, let us know if you know who it is:787 Crew, dance crewAll Beef Patty, drag queenAll Wheel Sports, stunt BMX teamAll That!, clogging crewThe All Ways, bandAmerican BMX Stunt Team, stunt BMX teamAurora Light Painters, light painting groupBen Blaque, crossbow actBig Barry, novelty singerJoe Castillo, sand artWilliam Close, "Earth harp" musicianTom Cotter, comedianEric Dittleman, mind-readerEdon, singerElusive, break dancerEric & Olivia, vocal groupDavid Garibaldi and his CMYKs, performance...

Why Was Timothy Poe Eliminated From America’s Got Talent?

Timothy Poe is now a goner from America’s Got Talent, but not for the reason you might think. Timothy was a fast fan favorite on AGT after he presented himself as a former soldier-turned-country singer who’d been injured in the line of duty in Afghanistan. When his claims of said battle wounds couldn’t be authenticated, though, fans quickly lost favor for Timothy. Now, he’s out of the picture, but his elimination has nothing to do with his reportedly false claims....

America's Got Talent: Controversial Contestant Timothy Poe Gets the Boot

Stuttering soldier Timothy Michael Poe was eliminated from America's Got Talent Tuesday night. While Poe originally won over the audience and judges with his inspiring tale of being injured in combat causing his alleged speech impediment, his backstory soon came into question when it was revealed there were no military records of his injury.

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' rises and leads Tuesday, Olympic trials solid too

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, June 26, 2012"America's Got Talent" scored its best ratings in several weeks on Tuesday night, helping NBC score an total-viewer win in primetime. The Olympic swimming trials also posted good numbers for NBC, while "Hell's Kitchen" and "Masterchef" kept FOX competitive in adults 18-49.NBC averaged 7.8 million viewers and a 4.8 rating/8 share in households for the evening, topping CBS' 6.7 million and 4.5/8. FOX (5.3 million, 3.2/5) came in third. ABC (2.6 million, 1.8/3) took fourth with a night of repeats. The CW drew a paltry 436,000 viewers and a 0.3/1.FOX and NBC tied for the lead in the 18-49 demographic, each posting a 2.2 rating. CBS came in third with a rating half as big (1.1), while ABC, 0.7, and The CW, 0.2, trailed....

'America's Got Talent' Axes Controversial Soldier Tim Poe

Aspiring singer Timothy Poe gets the boot in second night of Las Vegas week, while recovering addict Tim Hockenberry, mentalist Eric Dittelman and escape artist Spencer Horsman make it to the top 48.

'AGT': The Fate Of Singing Soldier Tim Poe

Country singer Timothy Poe hit national headlines for his claims of having been injured in active duty made during his " America's Got Talent " (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on NBC). News outlets immediately picked up on the story when it was reported that there were no military records corroborating his tale of injury in Afghanistan in 2009. While the records do indicate he was in Afghanistant for about a month that year, there's no record of injury, nor did he receive a purple heart. "AGT" responded by saying they don't deal with background checks until they reach the Top 48. That wasn't going to be an issue, as Poe didn't make it out of Las Vegas. It was his voice that did him in during this round, as opposed to any questions about the veracity of his story. The episode was filmed before the controversy erupted. But while Poe and several early memorable contestants were eliminated, there were still plenty of favorites moving forward to the next round. "America's Got Talent" continues on NBC next week at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday and 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

'America's Got Talent': Tim Poe eliminated without controversy

"America's Got Talent's" most controversial contestant of the season, Tim Poe, was eliminated on Tuesday's episode -- but not because of the scandal. Poe's elimination was filmed over a month ago, before the public discovered that he may not have been truthful about his past.In the video package that played before Poe's initial audition on the show, he told producers that he was a military officer, and had suffered brain damage after a grenade attack in Afghanistan. He provided "America's Got Talent" with a photo -- that he claimed was of him -- in uniform. Later, it turned out that the photo was actually of Staff Sgt. Norman Bone, and that it had been taken from the Department of Defense website (where it was identified as Bone, not Poe). Adding to the controversy, the Minnesota National Guard released a statement. "Sgt. Poe's official military records do not indicate that he was injured by a grenade...

TV Ratings: Olympics swimming trials, 'America's Got Talent' earn NBC a win

Fast National ratings for Monday, June 25, 2012NBC rode the U.S. 2012 Olympic swimming trials and "America's Got Talent" starting Las Vegas week to a win Monday night, beating the next closest network by over 2 million viewers. The win for the Peacock drew 7.8 million viewers, a 4.7 rating/8 share in households. ABC's "Bachelorette" helped it take second, though "The Glass House" did the network no favors - the new reality show lost a million viewers from last week's premiere. ABC averaged 5.75 million views and a 4.0/7. FOX's cooking shows were third with 5.4 million, 3.2/5, followed by CBS' reruns at 5.2 million, 3.4/6. The CW trialed with 385,000 viewers, 0.3/0.In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX and NBC tied at 2.3, followed by ABC (1.9), CBS (1.2) and the CW (0.1). Monday hour by hour: 8 p.m.NBC: Olympics swimming trials (6.95 million, 4.4/7) ABC: "The Bachelorette" (6.7 million viewers, 4.7/8 households) FOX: "Hell's...